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Democracy and Governance

PRINCIPALES TRATADOS INTERNAT DERE

Los principales tratados internacionales de derechos humanos

27 Oct 2014
Esta publicación reproduce la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos, y los nueve tratados internacionales básicos de derechos humanos y sus protocolos facultativos en un formato fácil de usar para que sean más accesibles, en particular a los funcionarios gubernamentales, la sociedad civil...
CORE INTL HUMAN RIGHT TREATIES (R)

The Core International Human Rights Treaties (Russian language)

27 Oct 2014
This publication reproduces the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the nine core international human rights treaties and their optional protocols in a user-friendly format to make them more accessible, in particular to government officials, civil society, human rights defenders, legal pra...
PRINCIPAUX INSTRUMENTS INTERNATION

Principaux instruments internationaux relatifs aux droits de l’homme

27 Oct 2014
This publication reproduces the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the nine core international human rights treaties and their optional protocols in a user-friendly format to make them more accessible, in particular to government officials, civil society, human rights defenders, legal pra...
UN E-GOVERNMENT SURVEY 2014

United Nations E-Government Survey 2014

E-Government for the Future we Want

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United Nations E-Government Survey
18 Sep 2014
The UN E-Government Survey serves as a tool for decision-makers to identify their areas of strength and challenges. The Survey assesses the e-government readiness of the 193 Member States of the UN according to a quantitative composite index of e-readiness based on website assessment, telecommuni...
WORLD PUBLIC SECTOR RPT 2015

World Public Sector Report 2015

Responsive and Accountable Public Governance

Series:
World Public Sector Report
1 Dec 2015
This publication is based on highlights of the discussion held during the 12th Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), in 2013, on “The Role of Responsive and Accountable Public Governance in achieving the MDGs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda,” which observed ...
PROMOT SUSTAIN RESPONS BUSIN ASIA

Promoting Sustainable and Responsible Business in Asia and the Pacific

The Role of Government

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Jan 2014
This policy-oriented paper identifies initiatives that policy-makers in the Asia Pacific region should duly consider for promoting CSR practices, at both the regional and national levels, and spanning domestic SMEs to large MNEs. The initiatives are diverse in focus and scope, although there is o...
UNCITRAL LEGIS GUIDE INSOLV P4

UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law, Part Four

Directors' Obligations in the Period Approaching Insolvency

29 Apr 2014
This book focuses on the obligations regarding management of an enterprise when it faces imminent insolvency or insolvency becomes unavoidable. The aim of imposing such obligations, which become enforceable once insolvency proceedings commence, is to protect the legitimate interests of creditors ...
ALTERN DEV STRATEG POST 2015 ERA

Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era

The United Nations Series on Development

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
21 Oct 2013
The global economic crisis of 2008-2009 exposed systemic failings at the core of economic policymaking worldwide. The crisis came on top of several other crises, including skyrocketing and highly volatile world food and energy prices and climate change. This book argues that new policy approaches...
DEVELOPING NATL ACTION PLANS

Developing National Action Plans Against Racial Discrimination

A Practical Guide

21 Jul 2014
Racism and racial discrimination hinder progress and cause suffering for millions of people in all countries around the world. Lasting improvements to counter racial discrimination at the national level require political will and a sustained and comprehensive approach. This publication is a tool ...
AFRICAN GOVERNANCE RPT #3 2013

African Governance Report III, 2013

Elections and the Management of Diversity

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African Governance Report
11 Oct 2013
This report is the most comprehensive report on governance in Africa, assesses and monitors the progress African countries are making on governance, identifies capacity gaps in governance institutions and proposes polices and strategic interventions aimed at promoting good governance on the conti...
RAPPORT SUR GOUVERN AFRIQUE #3

Rapport sur la Gouvernance en Afrique III (2013)

Elections et gestion de la diversite en Afrique

21 Jul 2014
Le Rapport sur la gouvernance en Afrique, publication la plus approfondie sur la question, observe et évalue les progrès accomplis par les pays africains dans ce domaine, identifie les déficits de capacités des institutions et propose des politiques et des interventions stratégiques propres à amé...
WORLD E-PARLIAMENT RPT 2012

World E-Parliament Report 2012

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World e-Parliament Report
31 Dec 2012
The World e-Parliament Report 2012 presents the latest data on the use and availability of systems, applications, hardware and tools in parliaments all over the world. The findings presented in the report are based on the results of the Global Survey of ICT in Parliaments 2012 conducted by the Gl...
AFTER OPPRESSION TRANSNAT JUST

After Oppression

Transitional Justice in Latin America and Eastern Europe

3 Jan 2012
The decline of authoritarianism in Latin America and Eastern Europe marked the end of a dark chapter in the history of these societies. In both regions, transition to democracy was accompanied by distinct efforts to come to terms with the traumatic experiences of the past and to demand accountabi...
IS GOOD GOVERNANCE GOOD FOR DEV

Is Good Governance Good for Development?

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
9 Aug 2012
Whilst good governance is a worthy goal by itself, this book argues that it is not a prerequisite for economic growth or development. Challenging the conventional good governance paradigm favoured by the donor community, this book exposes the methodological shortcomings of the commonly-used gover...
RETOOLING GLOBAL DEV GOVER

Retooling Global Development and Governance

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
29 Oct 2013
This publication provides a whole new set of ideas on how to overcome the deficiencies in the ongoing process of globalization and in the existing mechanisms for global economic governance. It points out promising directions for reform, including: strengthening government capacities for formulati...
COMPENDIUM INNOVAT E-GOV V4

Compendium of Innovative E-government Practices (Volume IV)

Volume IV

27 Jun 2012
The main objective of developing the UNDESA Compendium of Innovative E-government Practices as an ongoing project is to create a venue for promoting innovative e-government solutions, services and products developed and yet to be developed by governments. The Compendium does not promote one solu...
UN CIVIL AFFAIRS HNDBK

United Nations Civil Affairs Handbook

9 May 2012
Civil Affairs are core civilian components of United Nations peacekeeping operations, working at the local level in countries torn by conflict to support the development of social and civic conditions for durable peace. This Handbook is intended as practical guidance for Civil Affairs Officers on...
UN E-GOVERNMENT SURVEY 2012

United Nations E-Government Survey 2012

E-Government for the People

Series:
United Nations E-Government Survey
18 Apr 2012
The survey was prepared in a context of multiple challenges to achieving sustainable development goals and a call for responsive and collaborative government. It explores the institutional framework for e-government and finds that the existence of a chief information officer acting as a national ...
COMPENDIUM ICT APPS ELEC GOV V3

Compendium of ICT Applications on Electronic Government, Vol. 3

Mobile Applications on Citizen Engagement

14 Jan 2013
This compendium is comprised of various case studies that focus on advancing citizen engagement by using information and communication technology (ICT) applications. Through mobile technology, ICT applications are working to deliver essential services in many parts of the world. ICT applications ...
UNITED NATIONS AT A GLANCE

United Nations at a Glance

10 Dec 2012
This simple, authoritative guide provides a starting point for readers who are new to the UN. In clear language, this book explains what the UN does, how the UN does it, who the actors are, and when historical milestones occurred. Illustrated with photos and stories from the field, the guide ex...
UN GLOBAL COMPACT LOC NETWORK 2011

United Nations Global Compact Local Network Report 2011

1 Dec 2011
The United Nations Global Compact Local Network Report takes stock of the work of Local Networks around the world, featuring statistics and case examples on network governance, activities, issues and communications. The publication is developed annually to showcase the work of Local Networks. Glo...
ACCOUNTABLE GOV IN AFRICA PUBLIC

Accountable Government in Africa

Perspectives from Public Law and Political Studies

23 Feb 2012
A number of leading experts in the fields of public law, political science and democratization studies contributed to this book to identify ways of making African governments accountable and describe the extent to which these mechanisms work in practice. It presents new knowledge about legal and ...
CROSS BORDER GOVERNANCE IN ASIA

Cross-Border Governance in Asia

Regional Issues and Mechanisms

17 Mar 2011
Rapid globalization has led to increased flows of capital, services, ideas, information and people between countries. Problems that face one nation often have a rippling impact throughout the region and globally. This growing list of cross-border challenges cannot be resolved by isolated policy a...
DARK SIDE OF GLOBALIZATION

The Dark Side of Globalization

17 Feb 2011
Globalization has brought many benefits, including the reduction of poverty in several countries. But it also has a dark side: the unleashing of negative forces as a result of the compression of time and space made possible by modern technology. From arms trafficking in West Africa through armed ...
REVIEW INFO TECHN COMM DEV #14 (A)

Review of Information Technology and Communications for Development in Western Asia, Issue 14 (Arabic language)

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Review of Information Technology and Communications for Development in Western Asia (Arabic)
21 Sep 2011
This issue of the Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia addresses the reality and prospects of the Free and Open Source Software in the Arab region, with a focus on its impact on development, which is manifested in giving opportunities to build local ...
REVIEW INFO TECHN COMM DEV #13 (A)

Review of Information Technology and Communications for Development in Western Asia, Issue 13 (Arabic Language)

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Review of Information Technology and Communications for Development in Western Asia (Arabic)
18 Nov 2010
This issue of the Bulletin of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia contains a review and analysis of the status of information society in the ESCWA region four years after the World Summit for Information Technology, through a follow-up of the implementation o...
POLITICAL VIOLENCE SOUTH & SOUTHEA

Political Violence in South and Southeast Asia

Critical Perspectives

30 Nov 2010
This volume explores the sources and manifestations of political violence in South and Southeast Asia and the myriad roles that it plays in everyday life. It considers and critiques the manner in which political violence is understood and constructed, and the common assumptions that prevail regar...
ENGAGING CIVIL SOCIETY DEM GOVERN

Engaging Civil Society

Emerging Trends in Democratic Governance

7 Jul 2010
The rapid pace of globalization has led to the increasing interdependence of member states of the United Nations to achieve sustainable development objectives, including the eradication of extreme poverty, environmental protection, access to basic services and livelihoods and the promotion of eco...
BUILDING TRUST IN GOVERNMENT ASIA

Building Trust in Government

Innovations in Governance Reform in Asia

7 Jul 2010
The ability of governments and the global community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, ensure security, and promote adherence to basic standards of human rights depends on people's trust in their government. This book seeks to answer many of the questions raised in reference to means of...